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- On St. Stephen's day every year an old custom called the wren is carried out by the young men and boys of Ireland.
The wren boys come and bring a dead wren on a holly tree and they wear masks and go from house to house playing music and dancing and they ask for money for the wren.
On Shrove Tuesday night people eat pancakes because it is the eve of a long fast.
On Christmas night another old custom is carried out. People light candles to honour the birth of Our Lord because on that night a star gave light to the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Aidan O Sullivan